Rebecca holds a B.A. from Smith College, where she majored in East Asian Languages and Literature. Her interest in international development stems from her experience volunteer teaching children in rural China for two summers during college. Upon graduation, Rebecca joined the Fulbright Program in South Korea and taught English as a Foreign Language to public high school students. She has since then become CELTA-certified. Rebecca has spent the last ten years working overseas in various professional capacities. She has substantial experience supporting non-formal education and community-supported initiatives serving local teachers and marginalized youth and women. Rebecca has assisted with the daily food security operations at Barli Development Institute, a vocational and spiritual training center for rural and tribal women in India. At Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa, she interviewed beneficiaries to conduct research to help develop a fuel-efficient cook stove micro-leasing project. As a student advisor, Rebecca has also coached and mentored young, minority community leaders in Myanmar at Thabyay Education Foundation. More recently, Rebecca has worked as a teacher trainer for the British Council’s EfECT Project in Myanmar and has trained and advised nearly 70 teacher educators at a government teachers college. Rebecca is excited to be joining the Global Human Development program this coming fall. She hopes to gain new skills in program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Rebecca speaks Chinese, Korean, and Burmese. She is currently learning Haitian Creole.
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